Color is the most outstanding aspect of Gribin’s pictures — it is original… Her washes have a pattern all their own. The manner is casual, the poses of her figures, their attitudes, are almost offhand. It is her skillful drawing that gives us the subject matter.
[Liz] now aims to convey emotion rather than realism. Her abstract figures often have featureless faces, and she avoids rendering too many details, preferring to let poses and gestures lend her work its emotive quality, which she doesn’t attempt to define.
“I don’t want to face a white canvas. Sometimes I just pour color on.”
Abstraction can push a familiar scene to the limit of recognizability.